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Camila Cabello reveals about struggle with anxiety, being socially anxious as a kid

Trouble started between Camila Cabello and her group Fifth Harmony when she collaborated with Shawn Mendes in 2015. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 22, 2019, 04.14 PM (IST)

'Senorita' singer Camila Cabello who became a household name with her chartbuster song 'Havana' opened up recently about her struggle with anxiety. In an inspiring post, Camila discussed her struggle with anxiety and how terrified she used to be of singing in public and even in front of her parents.

In a two-part Instagram post, she wrote, "I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends and would get flustered when they would ask me to, I sang in my room when my parents left for Walmart and cried when one day I saw them filming me through the crack of the door."

She also mentioned how she would get "teary-eyed when people sang happy birthday to me" as all the attention made her feel "overwhelmed."

"I was generally incredibly nervous and socially anxious when I was little; and people always have this look of disbelief when I tell them that," she added.

Camila spoke about the ordeal after in an interview she was prompted to speak about her journey. She explained, "I feel like my whole life there`s been two Camilas in me. There`s little Camila that is terrified of the unknown, is aware of all the ways everything can go wrong," she wrote. "Then there`s other Camila. And she knows what she wants out of life."Cabello went on to share that while "little me hasn`t left," she no longer "lets her boss me around so much."

The singer added that she hopes that being so candid she can inspire others to realize that they are also capable of realising their aspirations.

She also wrote a little thank you note for her fans: "The essence of me is the same, but I`ve changed so much as a person. You choose who you`re going to be. Force yourself to do what you`re afraid of, always - and go after what you want and who you want to be, because you`re worth that. You`re worth the fight. It`s the most worthwhile one there is."

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In a two-part Instagram post, she wrote, "I never ever sang in front of my parents or friends and would get flustered when they would ask me to, I sang in my room when my parents left for Walmart and cried when one day I saw them filming me through the crack of the door."